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Failure to give callsigns

Mar 9th, 13:52

W6US

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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About 40% of the running stations in the DX SSB contest exceeded the rule about giving their callsigns at least every 3 contacts... The FCC requires giving the callsign at the end of every contact. When you go "QRZ?", you are starting a new contact and at the finish of that contact, you are required to give your callsign. All the rules for the ARRL contests should require your callsign to be given at the end of the contact---your QRZ should be prefixed by your callsign.

Jim W6US
Mar 9th, 20:22

AI4BJ

Joined: Sep 2nd 2003, 12:14
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Run rates of 200 QSOs/hr are not unusual in contests. That's a QSO every 18 seconds, on average. If the running station only identifies themselves after every 3 QSOs, they are still identifying themselves at least once per minute. Waiting longer than this is counter-productive, as the new stations joining the pile-up will want to know who they are talking to.

Mark AI4BJ

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